Soba Noodles with Honey Soy Chicken Recipe – This is one yummy combination of gluten free noodles, crunchy veggies and delicious glazed chicken!
You know how pregnant ladies always look all happy, glowy and radiant in magazines?
Well, this preggo ain’t one of them!
If there was a contest in pregnancy complaints I’d probably win.
Actually, I’m pretty sure I would. Do I feel embarrassed admitting this? Well, maybe… A LOT!
Now don’t get me wrong – I love, love, loooove being pregnant.
But I’m just not oozing happiness 24/7. And I do feel guilty about this at times because hello?
It says so in all the magazines and on all the websites and… Well, then I remind myself that I’m actually living in the real world and maybe am allowed to be a bit grumpy (right, a lot grumpy) sometimes (um, most of the time).
And display all the pregnancy annoyances I can possibly think of! (Completely off track: Look at those veggies! Those colors! Nature is so pretty.)
Lately I’ve been having cravings like WHOA! And they change all. The. Freaking. Time!
It’s so bad I’m technically not able to go food shopping for an entire week.
If I want wine gums on Monday you can bet that I thought them to be borderline disgusting when we went shopping two days earlier.
And had I bought them they would probably be sitting in the cupboard for the next three weeks.
Does this happen to everyone during pregnancy?
And if it only was the cravings, but I’m also constantly starving. Eternal hunger + cravings = not a good combination.
The last few days I’ve been craving Asian flavors. And Soba noodles. (And chocolate, but shhhhhh…).
And what happens when one pregnant lady has cravings?
Her husband has to go out on a treasure hunt. Because it was really hard to find those noodles.
I feel only a teensy-tiny bit ridiculous telling you what we did to find an Asian supermarket selling them.
I’m just gonna say it involved a lot of motorways and google searches and swearing.
And a supermarket having closed down for the entire month of July. Not much funsies.
We even had to freeze the chicken we already bought last week so it wouldn’t go off.
Because I refused to eat my chicken aaaany other way. Did I mention I REALLY wanted Soba noodles?
Because THIS. Ohmigod (end squeaky excited teenage girl voice), seriously.
It tastes so good.
Now here I am tempted to say I will eat this everyday for the next gazillion weeks but remember what I said in the beginning of this post about my cravings constantly changing?
Well, there ya go. This doesn’t change how much I loved my Soba noodles for dinner though.
The veggies stay really crunchy and give everything an amazing and exciting texture.
Mixed together with wonderful salty-sweet tangy chicken and…
Well you guessed it, those funky noodle thingies. Get in my mouth? Yes please!
This dinner absolutely hit the spot. It is the prefect balance of tasty stir-fried veggies and irresistible noodles.
With those chunks of honeyed deliciousness thrown in – perfect.
Now I’m one happy pregnant chick – for approximately the next two minutes. Where are those wine gums now…?
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 60ml, or wheat free Tamari
- 2 tablespoons honey, 30ml
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 30ml
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 10 oz chicken breast, cut into strips, 300g
- 2 large carrots, sliced into ribbons (using a vegetable peeler)
- 1/2 small head red cabbage, cut into strips
- 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
- 3.5 oz snow peas, cut into strips diagonally, 100g
- 1 tablespoon oil for frying, 15ml
- 8.8 oz soba noodles, 250g
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
To marinate the chicken
- Put all ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and mix well. Add the chicken chunks and toss until everything is coated. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for up to two hours, but at least 30 minutes.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and drizzle with oil. When hot add the carrots and cabbage and stir fry until tender but still slightly crunchy, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
- Cook soba noodles according to instructions. When they are halfway done add the broccoli and snow peas and finish cooking. Drain and set aside.
- Bring the frying pan back up to heat and drain the chicken from the marinade (but keep the marinade!). Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Deglaze with the marinade and continue cooking until chicken is done and marinade has thickened.
- Put everything back to the frying pan and mix thoroughly. Add the sesame seeds. Continue stir frying until everything is evenly heated through.